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13. Williams Ranch

13. Williams Ranch Map

Habitat: A large spring system provides water for the riparian corridor, and includes a perennial creek, 5 ponds, and a large meadow complex in a dry environment. Healthy riparian and aspen areas provide great viewing opportunities of diverse bird life in these plant communities. A series of old fire trails and sagebrush steppe restoration provide access for upland habitats associated with mountain mahogany, western juniper, sagebrush, and unique old growth juniper.

Birds: Pygmy Nuthatches, Pinyon Jays, Cassin's Finch, Bullock's Oriole

Directions: From Madeline, take Lassen Co Rd 527,W. for 3.75 mi; go W. thru yellow cattle guard and park. Walk the dirt road for 1 mi N.W. through riparian, and aspen habitats.

Information: Alturas Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 530-233-4666

Pygmy Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch